Northern Uganda’s biggest academic institution Gulu University has called off its 16th graduation ceremony over surges in COVID cases.
The 16th graduation ceremony which was supposed to be held virtually on June 19th has been postponed to a yet unspecified date.
According to a June 16th notice to all graduands signed by Dr. Jerry Bagaya, the university’s Academic Registrar, the decision to postpone the virtual graduation was taken during the special meeting held by the university senate on 14th June, 2021.
“This was necessitated by safety restrictions with Covid-19. We regret any inconvenience caused by this situation, which is beyond our control”- read in part statement by Bagaya.
Bagaya says that the university will announce new dates of graduation as soon as the situation normalize.
Last week the university appealed to government to support them with more test-kits citing out shortage of the kits and other medical equipments that has increased on the surge of cases at the University.
The university revealed that they were remaining with only 1,200 kits and that of the 561 tested ,100 had turned positive.